Typically French, the well-heeled intellectuals in Non-Fiction: if they’re not talking one another's ears off, they’re jumping into bed together. Olivier Assayas has no trouble at all making a fresh, funny film from such material. His characters may come over as pompous – and at times insufferable – but this comedy drama is anything but.

Publisher Alain (Guillaume Canet) and his wife Selena (Juliette Binoche) are doing their best to adapt to modern life. He is forced to cooperate in the digitisation of the publishing sector, while she – once a stage actress – is acting in a long-running police series on television. With their friends, who include author Léonard (Vincent Macaigne), they discuss the changes taking place in their working lives. But is everything not just staying the same, really? Assayas seems increasingly critical of his protagonists; they are far too wrapped up in themselves to see where they should be heading.

Screenings

  • Fri 25 Jan Cinerama 5
    Dutch subtitles
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  • Tue 29 Jan Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    English subtitles
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  • Thu 31 Jan LantarenVenster 1
    Dutch subtitles
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  • Sat 2 Feb Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
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International title
Non-Fiction
Filmmaker
Olivier Assayas
Country
France
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
106’
Language
French
Producer
Charles Gillibert
Production Company
CG Cinema
Sales
Playtime
Writer
Olivier Assayas
Cinematography
Yorick Le Saux
Editor
Simon Jacquet
Production Design
François-Renaud Labarthe
Sound Design
Nicolas Cantin, Daniel Sobrino, Aude Baudassé
Cast
Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi, Christa Théret, Pascal Greggory